Translation of trouble in Spanish:

trouble

problemas, n.

Pronunciation /ˈtrʌb(ə)l//ˈtrəb(ə)l/

noun

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    • 1.1

      (problems, difficulties) problemas masculine
      (problem) problema masculine
      family/financial trouble problemas familiares/económicos
      • she's having man trouble tiene penas de amores
      • your troubles are over se te acabaron los problemas
      • that's the least of my troubles eso es lo de menos
      • the government is heading for big trouble el gobierno se está metiendo en una buena
      • here comes trouble! ¡estamos aviados! ¡mira quién viene!
      • this could mean trouble puede que esto traiga cola
      • the company's in terrible trouble la empresa está pasando unas dificultades tremendas
      • if you're ever in trouble … si alguna vez estás en apuros …
      • to get into trouble (to become pregnant) quedarse embarazada
      • to get sb into trouble meter a algn en problemas / líos
      • to get a girl into trouble dejar embarazada a una chica
      • to get sb out of trouble sacar a algn de apuros / aprietos
      • to have trouble with sb/sth tener problemas con algn/algo
      • to have trouble -ing
      • he has trouble walking le cuesta caminar
      • I had trouble putting it together me costó armarlo
      • we had no trouble finding it lo encontramos sin problemas
      • to keep / stay out of trouble no meterse en problemas / líos
      • to make trouble for oneself crearse problemas
      • we'd reached Munich when we ran into trouble habíamos llegado a Munich cuando empezaron los problemas
      • what's the trouble? (what's the matter?) ¿qué pasa?
      • the trouble is ... el problema es que …
      • the trouble with him is he never stops talking su problema es que no para de hablar
      • that's the trouble ese es el problema
      • The troubles and tribulations of parents to equip their wards for their examination and mushroom growth of coaching centres do not augur well for students, parents or society.
      • Of course, that's just the beginning of your troubles, according to Chris.
      • For many, music serves as an outlet from life's hardships and troubles.
      • So, travelers from both sides suffer lots of troubles and inconveniences, such as difficulties in booking seats and paying overly expensive rates.
      • The car industry's troubles reflect widespread problems across Australia's manufacturing sector.
      • It was failure - business failure, money problems, family troubles - as much as ambition that sent men to the colonies.
      • Others face pressures which can affect their commitment to college, such as financial difficulties, housing problems, or troubles at home.
      • He explains why their troubles were only beginning.
      • He quietly worked out his own problems, choosing not to burden others with his troubles.
      • Families went to great lengths to avoid neighbors and friends finding out their daughter had ‘got herself into trouble’.
      • Oh dear, she's gone the next step and got herself into trouble.
      • Adding to his troubles, he suffered from an overactive thyroid and had an awkward physical appearance.
      • Everyone has their fair share of troubles and problems that other people don't even know about.
      • All I wanted to do was run, run away from all my misery and troubles.
      • But you saw me go, and that was the beginning of my troubles.
      • A few people probably went a tad overboard in suggesting solutions to our troubles, a little bit difficult to do successfully when you know the barest minimum about the situation.
      • Hynotherapy is administered by his ‘guru’ orthodontist, however his troubles are only just beginning.
      • This, once again, is a consequence, the difficulty is a consequence of the worldwide financial troubles of the parent company.
      • No matter how ill she was, she always enjoyed a chat and a laugh and was never one to burden people with her troubles.
      • Roh himself had suffered troubles on many occasions due to his aides' blunders.
      • I knew, that in our society, I would be labelled a "bad girl" who got herself into trouble.
      • In many ways, it's the beginning of all his troubles.
      • All the ladies are extremely happy to be joining the group as it brings us all together to share news and views and, if needs be, troubles and problems.

    • 1.2(illness)

      stomach/heart trouble problemas estomacales / de estómago/cardíacos / de corazón masculine
      • what seems to be the trouble? veamos ¿de qué se trata?

  • 2

    (effort)
    molestia feminine
    I thanked her for her trouble le di las gracias por la molestia
    • nothing is too much trouble for him es de lo más servicial
    • don't let me put you to any trouble no quiero ocasionarle ninguna molestia
    • it's not worth the trouble no vale / no merece la pena
    • thanks very much — it's no trouble! muchas gracias — ¡no hay de qué!
    • if you're sure it's no trouble si no es molestia
    • you shouldn't have gone to the trouble of doing it no deberías haberte molestado en hacerlo
    • don't go to any trouble no te compliques demasiado
    • Nothing is too much trouble for the staff, as they glide effortlessly, never fuss or faff.
    • We really didn't want to put him to any trouble, but the offer seemed too good to refuse.
    • You've gone to a lot of trouble to check your results, so I suspect you've done your calculations right.
    • They really do save you more trouble than you care to think about.
    • We make the journey, we take the trouble, we think the effort worth it.
    • We had gone to the trouble of establishing food, water, fuel, medical kits and generators at three sites across the city.
    • Second, you should be sure that the defense you're going to invest all this time and effort in is worth the trouble.
    • I refused to put him to any trouble on my account.
    • Their most recent research found people felt recycling was inconvenient and too much trouble.
    • It took a hang of a lot of trouble and effort to make any move by the Government to make that possible, but finally it did.
    • Attacking school segregation in court was the only effort that appeared to be worth the trouble.
    • I commend the speaker for the care and trouble that he took in preparing those scripted words.
    • Carson had gone to a lot of trouble to make sure that things would be near perfect.
    • We have gone to a lot of trouble to configure these machines and provide our users with as wide an array of software as we can afford.
    • She told him she didn't want to put him to any trouble but he smiled: "It would be my pleasure."
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    (strife, unrest)
    there was trouble in town last night hubo disturbios en la ciudad anoche
    • industrial/racial troubles conflictos laborales/raciales
    • the troubles in Northern Ireland los disturbios de Irlanda del Norte
    • to cause trouble armar líos
    • The unsavoury football history between the two countries at both club and international level makes crowd trouble extremely likely.
    • The police would no doubt argue that provocative goal celebrations could incite crowd trouble.
    • This led to his dismissal from the pitch by the fourth official for inciting possible crowd trouble.
    • The event was marred by crowd trouble when a section of the 300 onlookers turned on a foreign film crew.
    • Several town centre pubs were closed because of fears of crowd trouble while others put security staff on the doors.
    • The smoking ban has caused little trouble in our local public houses.
    • Offenders could face fines of up to £500 and Rochdale council can ban alcohol in public places where trouble is rife.
    • While out and about, police constantly scan crowds for indications of trouble.
    • He also reminded delegates about the crowd trouble in Lansdowne Road some years ago at a soccer international.
    • But the Belgium police in the city were well prepared for trouble.
    • The FA had urged fans not to travel over fears crowd trouble could lead to England being banned from the tournament.
    • What will happen if somebody uses one if there's trouble in a crowd and innocent people get hurt?
    • Germany's victory will go some way to redeeming the first major outbreak of crowd trouble of the tournament.
    • In recent years the main story behind this fixture has been one of crowd trouble but this gets barely a sentence in the whole book.
    • Crowd trouble at Bulldogs' matches has also contributed to the fall in attendances, but nothing seems to be able to stop their winning run.
    • Among the highlights were crowd trouble, arrests and the inevitable tabloid furore that accompanies such incidents.
    • The rest were drawn, or abandoned because of bad weather, crowd trouble, or assassination.
    • The test was designed to simulate what would happen if their offices became unusable in the event of a wide-scale power loss or crowd trouble.
    • He said the rank at the moment has to deal with too many taxis and has become a hot-spot for trouble because of crowds congregating there at night.
    • Nobody wanted mutterings about crowd trouble besmirching the memory.

transitive verb

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    (worry)
    preocupar
    what's troubling you? ¿qué es lo que te preocupa?
    • she was troubled by the thought that … la inquietaba / le preocupaba pensar que …
    • don't let it trouble you no te preocupes (por eso)
    • She still looked worried though, like she had troubled thoughts on her mind that she wasn't sure she could talk about.
    • Antonia had only been troubled by one thing: her anxiety over the idea of living in Denver, the location to which Larry had been rerouted.
    • He went to trial a broken man, depressed and troubled by acute anxieties.
    • She doubted he would be troubling any other girls now.
    • I would like to pick up some of the primary concerns that troubled National members as we heard submissions on this bill.
    • Denial is a powerful emotional defence against acknowledging painful, distressing or troubling knowledge.
    • We are very concerned and troubled by the numerous public reports, at times erroneous, about his condition, requests by our family and other details.
    • Wouldn't it also hurt to have Adam look at me differently if he knew of the burdens that troubled my mind even before Jack came into my life?
    • I have felt concern and sometimes troubled by the issues that were raised two years ago.
    • The European Union trade commissioner acknowledges on this broadcast last night that it is a concerning and troubling problem.
    • But he seems more puzzled than troubled by this quandary.
    • But I have always been troubled by doubts on one item: In my innermost heart, I wonder if the supply curve really slopes upward.
    • I think Italian etiquette is less troubled by this anxiety.
    • I am puzzled and troubled by this in light of my previous decision.
    • For once in a long while, Amseth was able to work away his worries and was not troubled.
    • If the patient has troubling emotions or memories, focusing on these will prolong distress - at least in the situation.
    • Others have come home deeply distressed and troubled by what they witnessed.
    • Young priests in particular were more and more troubled by such doubts.
    • She had a job to do and couldn't be troubled by social worries.
    • Their conscience was not troubled by worries over objectivity.
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    (bother)
    molestar
    don't trouble yourself no se moleste
    • I'm sorry to trouble you perdone / disculpe la molestia
    • may I trouble you for a light? ¿sería tan amable de darme fuego?
    • to trouble to + inf tomarse el trabajo de + inf
    • you'd know if you'd troubled to find out lo sabrías si te hubieras molestado en averiguarlo
    • Alison rolled her eyes, not bothering to trouble with an answer the second time.
    • In this case, where Chomsky makes an extreme assertion without troubling to give a source at all, it requires examining a large amount of material to come to a conclusion.
    • I am accustomed to facing a wall of silence from academics I challenge, thus my surprise that you have troubled to answer.
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    (cause discomfort)
    molestar
    my back is troubling me tengo problemas de espalda
    • he's troubled by migraines sufre de jaquecas
    • There were no real problems and I was pretty happy with my time. My calf had been troubling me in the build-up to the race and I wasn't even sure if I was going to run.
    • ‘The injury had been troubling him for a wee while,’ said William.
    • I did a bit of practice, had several physiotherapy sessions on my shoulder and ankle, both of which have been troubling me of late.
    • She will miss the Games because of a hamstring injury that has been troubling her since July.
    • Having recovered from flu an ankle injury has troubled him all summer but he has played through the pain.
    • He looked paler and sweatier than usual, and one leg seemed to trouble him a bit.
    • He had admitted before the kick-off that his Achilles heel is sorely troubling him and that 70% is the best he can now deliver.
    • The groin had been troubling me for some time and I guess that was the straw that broke the camel's back.
    • This task, undertaken at a time when his arm was still troubling him, must have kept him busy for several weeks.
    • His back still troubles him, but he deals with it and moves on.
    • The now-familiar rapid pulsing started up along my thighs, easing away the touch of sciatica that was troubling me.
    • Now, for the first time this season, neither knee is troubling him and there is no prospect of a move, at least until the summer.
    • The pain was troubling him towards the latter stages but with a week to recover to the next game, he has the time to mend properly.
    • But Yorkshire are still awaiting instructions from England as to whether they can bowl Craig or go on using him solely as a batsman if his back injury is still troubling him.
    • Randy was troubled by back pain at times.
    • Even while injured last year he bored through the Kerry defence for a wonderful early goal like a knife through butter but after that the pain of a groin injury which had troubled him for quite some time took its toll.
    • Considering he didn't speak any English two years ago, he has developed a good vocabulary, particularly apparent when detailing parts of his knee and shin that are troubling him.

intransitive verb

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    molestarse
    please don't trouble! ¡no te molestes, por favor!
    • to trouble about sb/sth preocuparse por algn/algo